E-Cigarette Explosion Lawsuits Injuries Include Severe Burns and Contend Manufacturers Failed To Properly Warn About The Defects In Their E-Cigarette Products.
E-Cigarette Explosion Lawsuit News: Southern Med Law has launched an E-Cigarette Explosion Information page to provide the public with current news and information on the proposed regulations and litigation of electronic cigarette products. There have been multiple reports of e-cigarettes exploding causing severe burns and injuries and E-cigarette lawsuits allege men and women required surgery and some amputations after their e-cigarette battery exploded causing severe burns to their face, arms, hands and legs. The electronic cigarette complaints further contend the manufacturers failed to warn consumers of the defects in their products.
An electronic cigarette is powered by a lithium-ion battery and simulates cigarette smoking by producing a heated vapor of liquid nicotine which the smoker inhales. Some e-cigarettes resemble a traditional cigarette, cigar or a pipe, while some look like a flashlight or a small pack of cigarettes with a protruding tube. The products are used by people who want an alternative to traditional tobacco products or those who never have smoked but want to enjoy the experience of simulated smoking. Since coming to the U.S. market in 2007, e-cigarette products have continued to increase in popularity, but the e-cigarette industry is not regulated by any federal agency. However, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposed regulations for e-cigarettes and newer tobacco products and submitted the new rules to the White House for review in 2014.
[allgov.com/news/controversies/cdc-targets-e-cigarette-ads-now-seen-by-70-of-american-youth-160112?news=858101, AllGovJanuary 12, 2016]
[usfa.fema.gov/downloads/pdf/publications/electronic_cigarettes.pdf, U.S. Fire Administration, October 2014]
Southern Med Law is currently investigating E-cigarette Explosion Lawsuits and is offering legal consultations to those who believe they have been harmed by exploding e-cigarettes. To speak with one of the firm’s attorneys, please call 205-547-5525 or visit www.southernmedlaw.com and fill out the online form. You can also like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for all the up to date news and reports.
The U.S. Centers and Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released a survey that found about 2.4 million middle and high school students used e-cigarettes in 2014. The study found that youths are vulnerable to e-cigarette advertisements of tobacco products. Additonally, spending to advertise e-cigarettes has dramatically increased since 2011. The CDC warned of health risks associated with the electronic products because of the nicotine, which causes addiction, may harm brain development, and could lead youths to using traditional tobacco products. [cdc.gov/vitalsigns/ecigarette-ads/index.html]
The popularity of e-cigarette products have lead to serious injuries and individuals who have been harmed are filing e-cigarette explosion injury lawsuits. In November, a lawsuit was filed on behalf of a California man
who suffered serious injuries to his mouth, tongue and left index finger when the e-cigarette he was smoking on October 16 exploded near his face. The man had two surgeries on his tongue and two surgeries on his left index finger, which was amputated at the knuckle, according to Los Angeles Times. The lawsuit named as defendants Flawless Vapes & Supplies, LLC, the e-cigarette’s manufacturer and designer, and the stores where he bought his e-cigarette, e-cigarette charger and battery. [latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-e-cigarette-lawsuits-20151119-story.html, The Los Angeles Times, November 19, 2015]
About Southern Med Law And Filing An E-Cigarette Explosion Injury Lawsuit: Southern Med Law is a patient and consumer advocacy organization providing legal representation to the victims of negligent personal injuries, medical malpractice, dangerous drugs, faulty medical devices and defective products. Led by Dr. François Blaudeau, an attorney and a practicing obstetrician/ gynecologist, the legal staff at Southern Med Law possesses a deep understanding of the complex medical and legal questions at issue in all manner of product liability and personal injury claims. They’re not afraid to take on the nation’s largest corporations in their pursuit of justice, and are committed to ensuring that all victims have access to the type of aggressive legal advocacy that assures success.
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